MonitorsPublished on Nov 20, 2015

Say No to Clean Cook Stoves

By Lydia Powell and Akhilesh Sati

There are many issues with this supposedly well-meaning but poorly thought through idea of replacing dirty cook stoves with clean cook stoves. First, if saving lives is the goal, one can do far better than distribute cook stoves. Far too many die a quick death on account of poverty, deprivation and related violence. Clean cook stoves are unlikely to make a difference. In fact clean cook stoves may prolong their life of poverty. Second it is very unlikely that impoverished women in India go to bed every night dreaming of a clean cook stove

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